Escape to Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a destination steeped in history, but equally rich in shopping, culture and outdoor recreation…and meetings venues. George Washington’s pivotal 1777-78 winter encampment site is today’s scenic, 3,500-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park – the area’s flagship visitor attraction. Miles of trails, monuments to his soldiers and Washington’s original stone headquarters transport visitors back to an era of some of our nation’s most defining events.

The area also offers more than 60 hotels and two convention and tradeshow facilities nestled in lush countryside. It’s punctuated by 55 miles of interconnected biking and hiking trails and 40 public golf courses, among other recreation opportunities, but it’s less than 20 miles from Philadelphia’s big-city sizzle and its air and rail access.

Fashionistas’ fantasies come true at America’s largest retail shopping mall – King of Prussia, as well as Philadelphia Premium Outlets and numerous area “Main Streets.” All bragging the latest designer trends, bargains and chic and antique specialty items.

Just-debuted is the upscale Valley Forge Casino Resort, with 50 table games and 600 slot machines complimented by eight food and beverage outlets; a nightclub; spa and 486 guestrooms in two adjacent hotels. Game on!

For more information on how to escape to or plan a meeting in Valley Forge, visit www.valleyforge.org.